Search Results: "Celeste Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this with amusement, and the theme is a worthy one. (Picture book. 7-8)"
A toy bear plays conflict resolution specialist in this post-modern episode from the illustrator of Eric Sanvoisin's The Ink Drinker (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELESTE ASCENDING by Kaylie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2000

"An uncompelling riff on overcoming some hard knocks in time to find wisdom."
A transparently redemptive tale in which a troubled young woman, reared in the suburbs, is overwhelmed by a past filled with the requisite tragedies. Read full book review >

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THE LOST (AND FOUND) BALLOON by Celeste Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"It's an altogether charming book, but children may want to imitate Molly; adult caregivers of those that do should check environmental cautions and state law first. (Language to this effect will be added to the book in subsequent printings.) (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pleasing tale by the recipient of the 2011 Cheerios New Author Contest, cheerful Molly releases a balloon and gains a friend. Read full book review >

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CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELESTE AND CRABAPPLE SAM by Jennifer Brutschy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"An energetic and entertaining tale, deftly pointing out that a gruff manner may be overcome with persistence, and may mask real affection. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Crusty old Sam seems to be as sour as a crabapple, but the fact that he keeps a dog, Zack, a pet pig named Poppy, and— curled companionably under the porch roof of his seaside shack—a large snake, suggests at the outcome that he has another side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORNINGS WITH JENKINS by Jean Yarger
Released: March 23, 2012

"A lighthearted business fable—à la Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his misadventures in Mr. McGregor's garden—with solid lessons for leaders seeking to breed success within their organization."
Yarger creates a charming business fable using short stories and tales based on gardening to teach leadership and management principles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A rare gift: a novel with artwork as whole and vital as a picture book's. (afterword) (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Starting outside a house, the reader's viewpoint moves indoors page by page until there "sat Celeste, hunched over her work table" under the floorboards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAS ANYONE SEEN JESSICA JENKINS? by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read 'scientific' mystery with no adult intervention. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Superhuman powers. The best thing ever—or a total nightmare? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR OF JENKINS' EAR by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 1995

"Morpurgo is unhindered by the undeniably British locale and characters: He has written a rare novel that has the capacity to teach its potent lessons of altruism to many readers. (Fiction. 9- 12)"
Morpurgo (The Sandman and the Turtles, 1994, etc.) chooses a British preparatory school in the 1950s as the unlikely setting for the second coming of Christ in an engrossing, imaginative tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"When the author's preaching gives way to his passion for golf, the story has moments as elemental and sustaining as the warmth of a fire in the clubhouse hearth."
Well-traveled words of wisdom—a whole bushelful—filtered through the life and times of a sagacious golf caddie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY BLUE ACCIDENT/ACCIDENTE CELESTE by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"While not essential, this is a vibrantly presented and provocative exploration of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Luján's free verse poem, a boy on his way to school collides with the sky and breaks it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST OF THE <i>MARY CELESTE</i> by Valerie Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Martin has wound the disparate threads of her novel into a haunting personal drama."
Martin (The Confessions of Edward Day, 2009, etc.) offers a complex, imaginative version of historical fiction, playing literary hide-and-seek with the unsolved mystery surrounding an American cargo vessel found abandoned in the Azores in 1872. Read full book review >